Friday, July 28, 2006

Maryland Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Maryland's highest court has agreed to hear a challenge to the ruling by a circuit court judge in January that the state law banning same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.  In a brief order dated Wednesday and issued Thursday, the Court of Appeals granted a motion to bypass the Court of Special Appeals and put the case on the docket for arguments in December. That means there will be no action on the politically explosive issue until after the November election. Baltimore Circuit Judge M. Brooke Murdock struck down the law defining marriage as between one man and one woman on Jan. 20 but stayed the effect of her ruling while it was being appealed by the state.

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